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, black men in the inner city. they're the ones who died from gun homicide and have much higher rates than young, white men. >> you wrote a brilliant piece after the movie theater shooting in colorado saying, in 2008 and 2009, gun homicide was the leading cause of death for young black men. they died from gun violence mainly at the hands of other black males at a rate of eight times that of other young white males. all tragedies justifiably spark horror. the nra is not the only meaningful obstacle to reform. unfortunately, violence like this in the black community just doesn't get as much attention, or in latino communities, just doesn't get as much attention as it does in these other communities, which, of course, deserve the attention as well. >> that's right. and that's the cost of gun rights. we talk about we think about the gun owner standing there hunting, what we don't think about is the cost that imposes on people's lives. particularly in the inner city, i do think there's a possibility that things will change here. part of what the problem has been, political sciences have shown i
for tougher laws. >> it's time that we as a city, a state, a country get backed up and say we support our men and women in law enforcement community and then not have the laws on the books that help you do your job every day. and it's time, as a city, we have an assault weapon ban. >> it's time we, as a state, have an assault weapon ban. it's time we as a country have an assault weapon ban. and i would hope that the leadership in congress would now have a vote of conscious. >> members of congress are feeling the pressure. some pro-gun senators understand things need to change. senator harry reid of nevada has received some stellar grades from the national rifle association, despite being democrats. he said every idea should be on the table. senator warner told the washington post there's got to be a way to put reasonable ideas on the table. senator manchin is one of the nra's brightest stars on capitol hill. the nra endorsed him in his 2010 west virginia senate race. manchin filled a campaign ad where he filed a bullet through the copy of the cap and trade bill. now manchin is open to the sna
persuasions. new york city mayor michael bloomberg called the press conference a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country. new jersey governor chris christie told reporters that armed guards won't make schools any safer. and senator-elect chris murphy of connecticut tweeted this earlier today. "walking out of another funeral, he was handed the nra transcript. the most revolting tone-deaf statement i've ever seen." indeed. right before wayne lapierre delivered his remarks, a gunman shot and killed three people in pennsylvania. one of the victims was a woman hanging up christmas decorations in a church. let's turn to virginia congressman jim moran. congressman, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. always good to have you with us, jim, on this program. thank you. >> thank you, ed. >> what is -- what do you make of today's press conference, the reaction of the national rifle association? >> well, wayne lapierre works for the gun manufacturers. he really doesn't represent the majority of the members who are far more sane and responsible than the leadership i
officers about turning on the pressure for tougher laws. >> it's time that we as a city and we as a state and we as a country make sure you get backed up. we can't just stand behind you and say we support our men and women in law enforcement community and then not have the laws on the books that help you do your job every day. it's time we have an assault weapons ban. it's time we as a state have an assault weapons ban. it's time we as a country have a ban. >> member of congress are feeling the pressure. some pro-gun senators understand things need to change. senators joe manchin and harry reid and mark warner have received stellar grades despite being democrat crate. harry reid said we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. he said, every idea should be on the table. senator warner told "the washington post," there's got to be a way to put reasonable restricts, particularly as we look at assault weapons as we look at these fast clip of ammunition. senator manchin is one of the nra's brightest stars on capitol hill. the nra endorsed him at the 2010 west virginia senate race. manchin
. >> it absolutely is. to me, it feels like us who are at the oklahoma city bombing. where things have gotten so bad that you had this explosively terrible moment that people just reevaluated. today, we had celebrities, tech leaders, thousands of new supporters come across. that doesn't happen every day and it doesn't happen at every mass shooting. >> it sounds like there's a coalition coming together. elected officials ground but says that there are people who disagree with that. >> if you sit down and did an analysis, what they do is overwhelmingly endorse incumbents who are going to win anyway. they spread a lot of money very thin across few people. and people on our side don't really get involved in politics. as a result, that i had're the only game in town. but just look at this last election. the nra only put more than a hundred thousand dollars in the seven senate races, six of them lost. >> in rural america, for instance, in the wisconsin recall that we'll talk about later, they depicted scott walker as a guy who was going to grab all guns. it has an effect on rural americans, don't you thin
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